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“All Things Charlemagne”

Treasury of Aachen Cathedral
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Aachen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 June 2014

If you visit Aachen, you must see the Cathedral Treasury. There is a senior discount for the admission ticket and the little English guide book. Buy the book, you won't be able to appreciate the treasury without it. Now you're going to see some things that will make you go "huh", but don't let that stop you from enjoying the craftsmanship and sincerity of the people who made and appreciated these objects. I never expected to see Charlemagne's radius, ulna, and femur; but there they were -- after all it's the 1,200 anniversary of his death.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful treasury collection. Cheap for the quality of exhibits you get to see. I would recommend buying a guidebook from the Dom shop (cost €10.90 at the time of writing) and using this as you wander around. Most of the labels are in German (fair enough!) and the more detail the better with these treasury objects.
It took me about 11/2 hours to walk around slowly. My partner took ten minutes as he hates treasure!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

lovely collection - unfortunately most of the information was in German only. A few more languages would be helpful for tourists

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Just a stunning selection. You must see the altar pieces and the unbelievable diamond encrusted monstrance. Very manageable, low cost and staff really friendly.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

the whole complex, cathedral, monestary and exhibition of the treasury are nicely renovated and give a very good impression on the time of Karl dem Großen. Even the introduction by film is well done. We were impressed about the treasures and the finesse of the gold and silver artifacts. The richness of the church is everywhere very impressive.

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